Unique City Palace Keizersgracht
Monumental ‘Sael’ [hall] from 1768 with murals by Juriaan Andriessen
Atmospheric and characteristic house located at the Keizersgracht with a deep royal garden oriented to the south in the heart of the centre, with an impressive 352 m2. This is the most beautiful and tranquil part of the Keizersgracht, close to Amstelveld, Utrechtsestraat and the Van Loon Museum. There are countless restaurants and specialty shops to be found in the direct vicinity.
The object, which is part of the left side of a double building, is located on private land. The house comprises the entire ground floor level, the basement and has a separate guest accommodation on the first floor. The rooms, 10 in total, are connected to each other through internal stairs and also accessible from the central hall. The central hall is characterised by the white marble and gorgeous plastering, which ensures a luxuriously decorated whole.
This National Monument canal building exudes the atmosphere of the 18th century, which was so important for both the Amsterdam and Dutch history. There is a monumental hall in the house. The hall comes with painted wallpaper (murals) by the famous painter Jurriaan Andriessen, these were applied in 1768 in commission of the owner at the time. The ceiling painting by Johannes Stortenbeker was added to this in 1881. The Sael comes with gorgeous panelling with built-in golden mirrors and console. The Sael and style room on the canal side were completely restored in 1999 by Rescura Blijenberg.
The gorgeously landscaped historical garden oriented to the south of 22 to 7 metres was designed by the famous landscaper Copijn. The ponds and fountains, along with the heated steel conservatory, are what turns the garden of 154 m2 into a truly arcadian oasis in the inner city.
Both the house and the garden were included in various books and publication, including the book Grachtentuinen [Canal Gardens] by Arjan Bronckhorst in 2015. Pictures were also made of this hall for the project ‘Inventarisatie Decoratieve Interieurschilderingen in Nederland (1600-1940)’ [Stocktaking Decorative Interior Paintings in the Netherlands (1600-1940)] by the Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed [National Service for Cultural Heritage] in 2002. The canal building is part of the UNESCO World Heritage list Netherlands.
Living area 352 m2 including basement
Private land, 3 apartment rights
Royal and private garden of 154 m2
Possibility to extend basement with 80 m2
Construction year 1700
National monument 2710
6 monumental fireplaces, of which 4 are in use
Monumental hall with murals and ceiling paintings by Jurriaan Andriessen (1768) and Johannes Stortenbeker (1881).
3 minute walking to metro and parking garage
Possibility to moor a boat
Healthy and active HOA
Partial foundation repair done in 2012
Parking permit for residents
Awarding proviso decision owner(s)
Measurement report available
Zoning plan "Gemengd-1" (i.e. residential/office/galery)